The 2014 Ford Taurus is an attractive interpretation of the classic full-size American sedan. There are no significant changes for 2014 Ford Taurus, with the exception of the new wheel designs and minor adjustments to standard and optional equipment. A feature lane-keeping assistance has added to the driver assistance package. The V6 standard on the 2014 Ford Taurus couples with a six-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels of the sedan, but all-wheel drive is also available for buyers who braved the weather. The high-performance turbo V6 in the SHO model drivers who want to go a little faster, while on the opposite side of the spectrum, there is a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, turbocharger. Drive combined with an estimated 26 mpg in highway, the four-cylinder EcoBoost is a smart choice for buyers looking for a large sedan with a small appetite for fuel.
The 2014 Ford Taurus is the only full-size sedan that will compete for your attention. As in the heyday of American sedan, you owe it to yourself to see the completely redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Rounding out the big three offer competitive prices Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are also deserves serious consideration because of its combination of style, performance and features. We also recommended test drive Hyundai Azera recently updated with the Toyota Avalon, which comes in a very efficient hybrid variant. Most competitors have more spacious passenger room than the Ford sedan, but the 2014 Taurus is still a good option, especially if high-tech features, fuel efficiency, and has four-wheel drive are a priority on the list of priorities.
The Taurus Limited has the MyFord Touch interface and rearview camera standard, along with 19-inch wheels, heated keyless ignition / entry, interior ambient lighting, perforated leather / ventilated 10-tilt electric front seat memory functions of the driver’s seat and power and telescopic wood trimmed steering wheel. Optional 301A Limited package adds automatic high beams and wipers, heated steering wheel, a mirror, driver’s side auto-dimming system, blind spot warning (with cross-traffic alert rear), power adjustable pedals, 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio, heated seats and rear sunshade. The Driver Assistance package adds even more adaptive cruise control, a collision warning system with brake support, Lane Keeping Assist and automatic parking system. Other options for the independent Limited are 20-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, sunroof, navigation system and active front seat head multi-contour seats and a massage function.
The Taurus SHO includes all the major teams in the Limited and supplements that with a more powerful V6, AWD, sport suspension, shift paddles on the steering wheel, aluminum pedals (which you can still adjust the power), attentive direction, xenon headlights and leather sole with faux suede inserts. Optional SHO Performance Package adds brake pads needed, an even sportier suspension and steering sound a different final drive ratio (for quicker acceleration off the line), built-defeat stability control, 20-inch wheels, summer tires and simulated suede trim on the steering wheel. Alone options are identical to those of the Taurus Limited, is out of the spoiler, standard on the SHO.
2014 Taurus is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift button on the shifter console and front wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional on the SEL and Limited models. EPA combined fuel economy is 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 23 mpg with front-wheel drive. Opting for AWD low these figures to 18/26/21.
Optional on the SE, SEL and Limited FWD is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo with 240 hp and a robust 270 pounds-feet of torque is designed. This engine is the leading achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and above all an impressive 26 mpg combined. The Taurus SHO gets a twin V6-3.5 liter turbocharged engine that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Wheel drive and six-speed automatic with shift paddles as standard. In Edmunds performance testing, the Taurus SHO went from zero to 60 in a quick 5.8 seconds. Fuel economy ratings are 17/25/20 for the SHO.
Every 2014 Ford Taurus comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and integrated blind spot mirrors. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are standard on Limited and SHO models and optional on the SEL. Optional on the Limited and SHO are a warning system-Collision with automatic brake intervention, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Alert with a system of cross-traffic alert included. In government crash tests, the 2013 Taurus was rated five out of five stars, among them five stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection. The bull also received the best rating “Good” in the Insurance Institute crash tests for safety in road transport, including moderate displacement front, side and roof strength tests.
The 2014 Ford Taurus offers a sleek cabin, installed especially with the MyFord Touch system. The seats are very comfortable, especially with the optional built-in high-tech multi-contour front seats with massage seats. The rear seat offers plenty of head and legroom, even for larger adults, rear air conditioner vents and seats available. At 20.1 cubic feet, the trunk is one of the largest you will find in any sedan. Fold the rear seats and you’ll see that the Taurus offers more cargo space. On the negative side, rising belt line of the car thick roof pillars and tall center console can make the interior feel despite its large scale limit. The abundance of optional security features is remarkable, because many of these items that are usually found only on lists of equipment high-end luxury cars.
The 2014 Ford Taurus MyFord Touch interface consists of three screens and gives you the ability to input commands for various audio functions, phone and navigate through voice commands, touch controls or buttons on the steering wheel. It is a good idea in theory, and provides some nice customization options. Ongoing software updates have improved the overall usability of the system, but there is still a learning curve for operators and touch screen icons are hard to find, and click the move. Along the way, the 2014 Ford Taurus offers a quiet and comfortable ride. The sport suspension SHO models, mainly equipped with the performance package, handling sharpens considerably, while still sufficient comfort during the trip.